U.S.-based firm to build span on Pamban bridge

After floating global tender, Indian Railways has selected the U.S.-based Modjeski Masters, one of the world’s leading bridge engineering firms, to design and fabricate a new span that would replace the existing century-old Scherzer’s span on the Pamban rail bridge, India’s only cantilever bridge.

The executing agency, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), has assigned the Rs. 35-crore project to the joint venture floated between the U.S.-based firm and Larsen and Tubro (L&T), M Suyambulingam, Chief Engineer (Bridges), Southern Railway, said on Wednesday.

— source thehindu.com

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